Raymond (Indio) Montoya of Brighton, Colorado went to heaven on January 12, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was born to Timio and Estefanie (Fanny) Montoya on November 17, 1944 in Cokedale, Colorado.
Raymond grew up in Trinidad, Colorado and later in life moved to Brighton where he met and married the love of his life, Priscilla (Percy) Montoya, and they spent 50 wonderful years together. Ray (Indio) as some knew him, was best known for his construction and cement jobs, and driving the Head Start bus for the Falcon Center. He played drums, guitar, and sang in his own band. He also enjoyed racing cars at Bandimere Speedway, but most of all he loved his grandkids, family and dogs, whom all gave him the nickname “OG Grandpa.”
He is survived by his children; Mike Montoya of Trinidad, CO, Diane (Joe) Sanchez, Raymond Montoya Jr., Karen (Dean) Lucero, of Brighton, CO. By his brothers and sisters; Joe Montoya, Mercy Ortega, and Margaret Vigil of Denver, CO, along with his grandkids; Tisha Saenz, Anthony (Melissa) Sanchez, Joe 'Jojo" (Ashley) Sanchez, Anthony (Jessica) Lucero, Raymond “Ray Ray” Bargas, Shantel (Chris) Sepulveda, Antoinette (Francisco) Aguilar, Desirae, and Raymond (Doe-g) Montoya, Tony Ray Duran and 22 great-grand kids with one more on the way. He is preceded in death by his wife, Priscilla Montoya, his Mom and Dad, along with his brothers; Tony, and Alfred Montoya, and sisters, Sedalia Sanistevens, Stella Romero, and grandson Humberto (Bert) Saenz and my hita Audrey Saenz.
Raymond’s life will be honored through a Visitation and Reciting of the Rosary, taking place on Saturday the 25th at 2:00 PM at Tabor-Rice Funeral Home, followed by a funeral service starting at 4:00 PM. In addition, a dinner celebration will be held at the Knights of Columbus on January 26, 2020 the following day, from 1-5 PM. Friends, family and all of those whose lives Raymond touched are welcome to attend.
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